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Jul 8th, 2010 - Four Seasons Health expands its portfolio

Four Seasons Health Care has concluded agreements to take over the operations of 12 additional care homes and three specialist units.

Four Seasons has completed the transfer from Eton Square Healthcare of seven purpose built care homes. In a separate transaction Four Seasons has completed the transfer from Craegmoor of five care homes and three specialist units for people with learning difficulties. 

The homes and specialist units together provide services and support for about 900 people. The transfers of services were discussed in advance with all residents and their families. Eton Square and Craegmoor staff have transferred to Four Seasons Health Care and the Group's managers have worked alongside them over recent weeks to ensure a smooth hand-over with no disruption of quality of care for residents.

The premises that Craegmoor has transferred were leased by them from Four Seasons Health Care and both companies agreed it made sense for their operation to transfer to the owner of the facilities. The homes that Eton Square has transferred to Four Seasons are also leasehold and Four Seasons has taken over the leases by mutual agreement after they became due for re-negotiation.

For Four Seasons Health Care the transactions provide strategic additions to its portfolio that are a good fit with the locations of its existing homes. The terms of the transactions are not being disclosed. They are part of normal operations for Four Seasons Health Care and no additional finance was sought. The homes that Craegmoor has transferred to Four Seasons Health Care are: Houndswood House, Radlett, Herts; Catchpole Court, Sudbury, Suffolk; Woodlands, Mirfield, West Yorkshire; Tall Oaks Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire; Cumbrae Lodge, Irvine, North Ayrshire. The specialist units are: The Dell, Firs Nursing Home and Turner Court, all in Sudbury, Suffolk. 

The homes that Eton Square Healthcare has transferred to Four Seasons Health Care are all in the North East, they are: The Grange, Riverside View, The Lawns and Grosvenor Park located in Darlington, County Durham. The Lodge in South Shields; The Meadows in Boldon and Ormesby Grange in Middlesbrough.

Robert Mitchell 07976 514833
For Craegmoor: Sabrina Jackson
01905 459 832 or 07725 242 576

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17 Dec 2017

Residents, relatives, the care team and local community have all been helping get Riverside View Care Home in Darlington in the festive spirit.

Claire Westmorland, Home Manager, said: “Firstly we want to thank the local Co-Op who raised a lovely £180 for our resident’s fund. This will go towards our Christmas entertainment. On behalf of everyone in the home I want to thank Co-Op for their kind donation.”

Christmas has definitely hit the home, as they all got ready for their Christmas raffle. Complete with their very own naughty elf.

Claire added: “I want to thank everyone who donated to our raffle. The monies raised will go towards providing special experiences for our residents over the festive period. Merry Christmas from everyone at Riverside View.”

Are you looking for a care home in Darlington? Riverside View Care Home provides support for residential care, dementia care, respite care, end of life/palliative care and intermediate care.


16 Dec 2017

The team at Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside pulled out all the stops last week as they took part in Laurels Lodge has got talent.

It was an afternoon full of fun and laughter and the team were up for the challenge and showcased their talents amazingly.

Children from Donbank Nursery also joined the residents that day and they got involved and joined in dancing to the birdie song with the Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader. Relatives who came also joined in the dance and had a fun afternoon.

May Duncan said “this is great”! as she danced the birdie song.

Other relatives such as Lorna Graham and Irene Sivewright commented on how good the show was.

The headline acts included:

  • Linda Mason (Deputy Manager) and Lynn Smith (Home Administrator) - ABBA
  • Morag Leslie (SNCA) & Jenny Watt (Care Assistant) – as Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
  • Rhodora Antiojo (Staff Nurse), Felix Mahinay (Care Assistant), Ewa Misztal (Care Assistant) & Arlene McGillivray (Care Assistant) as the Village People danced the YMCA music
  • Nomeda Jackstienne (Cook) as Madonna
  • Jolanta Nieckarz as Lady Gaga
  • Marlene Smith (PAL) dressed up as Chicken
  • Sheila Gesma (Home Manager) as the DJ

Marlene Smith, Personal Activities Leader, said: “The whole show was fabulous! The teachers from Donbank Nursery said to me that what we did was fantastic and they were very happy that the kids thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Sheila our manager was our DJ. It was also great to see relatives participating; it was indeed an afternoon full of fun and entertainment!”

Are you looking for a care home in Woodside? Laurels Lodge Care Home offers support for dementia care, nursing care and respite care.


16 Dec 2017

The Rookery Care Home has been fundraising to get some new activity equipment to provide special experiences for those in their care.

Susan Dyke, a member of the team made a big sacrifice and as a result raised over £400 for the cause.

Gail Llewelyn, Home Manager, said: “Sue decided she’s cut her hair off for the cause. She used to have hair that would rival Rapunzel and had never been to a hairdresser, so to have it cut off into a pixie style was a big deal for her. On behalf of everyone at The Rookery I want to say thank you!”

Are you looking for a care home in Ebbw Vale? The Rookery Care Home offers support for dementia care.


15 Dec 2017

The team at The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home in Mansfield celebrated a huge 120 years’ worth of experience last week, as 5 team members received long service awards.

Karen Gilbert, Home Manager presented the7 team members with their Long Service Certificates and gifts as a thank you for their continued dedication and hard work.

Karen said: “It was a pleasure presenting the team with their awards. I want to say massive congratulations to them all for their continued dedication and hard work. They’re all thought of very highly here in the Sycamore and Poplars by the rest of the team, the residents and their relatives.”

Are you looking for a care home in Mansfield? The Sycamore and Poplars Care Home offers support for all types of care including residential care, dementia care, nursing care, respite care and end of life/palliative care.

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